American Eagle Outfitters
Corprate Bias Ratings
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. AEO covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company has used its corporate reputation to support gun control legislation, LGBTQ advocacy, and the Equality Act. AEO requires organizations abide by its charitable giving nondiscrimination policy and funds LGBTQ and social justice organizations. For these reasons, AEO receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
AEO’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
AEO has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company partners with the It Gets Better Project to empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the world (3). The AEO Foundation has launched a “Social Change Scholarship,” which promotes social justice projects (4).
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September 13, 2023
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